I would like to start with a quote that “Not all Leaders are Managers and not all Managers are Leaders”. The question that comes to my mind is can Leadership be taught or is it an innate behaviour that one possess and how important is it when it comes to educational Leadership management. As I understand Leadership qualities are difficult to pin down because each one of us has qualities that need to be shaped. Since education is a lifelong learning process it is important to have people with leadership qualities that can help provide direction and also contribute to organisational changes in a complex environment which may include setting standards, achieving benchmarks set by the organization and adhering to policy directives which many a times are complicated and unpredictable. I was interested in this specialization because I felt that it will help me understand the complex nature of school organization as it plays a vital role in shaping one’s educational outcome and school as a whole influence the way in which our approaches to society are shaped based on the leadership and ideology the school follows.
Regarding academic circles, leadership appears as a result of interrelation among position, specific behaviors and capacity that a person has to affect people, innovate, and attain goal (Barreto, 2012). "Leadership acts as a catalyst without which other good things are quite unlikely to happen" (Leithwood et al., 2008 p. 28) It is a fact that, being a motivator, creator, persuader etc. are not enough for a good leader if he/she does not have extra training for educational purposes. "Good management makes a difference to the quality of schools and colleges and to the educational outcomes of their students" (Bush & Coleman, 200 p. 3) It should be noted that leader 's performance is judged by his/her skills and character which leadership demands. As noted in Ismail Thamarasseri’s article (2014) “for the most part, Educational leadership researchers are exclusively concerned with leadership in school organizations.” In educational field, more precisely, at schools, leader teachers are more powerful than managers for school and student outcomes.
What 's The Importance Of learning Effective Leadership Skills? Understanding how others view life 's situations can become one of the most complicated tasks you can ever confront. It 's takes effective leadership skills to become a person of influence and have the ability to change a person 's point of view to that of YOUR vision and to that of the dream you want to share with them. Unfortunately, 95% of people prefer NOT to devote their time to becoming an expert at effective leadership skills and their results are those that only bring more stress and doubt about themselves and their ability to achieve their vision. But ask yourself, does it really have to become that difficult at motivating, inspiring, and leading others into a better situation for themselves and of those around them?
The essay will show three parts that organizations should focus on different degrees of learning, the key requirements that should be focused on when employees share their knowledge, and why the culture of learning is so important for an organization to gain and sustain a competitive advantage. Organization should be focus on knowledge management. Knowledge management refers to share the knowledge within the organization by the process that transfer knowledge from tacit to explicit. Tacit knowledge means people learn through study and experiences and stored in the head. In addition, tacit knowledge is a crucial precondition for any organizations to make good decisions.
This explains the so much talk about proper implementation of the curriculum as one of the quality assurance processes. Nwiyi and Uriah (2007) explained this better that it is one thing to possess the knowledge; and then it is another thing entirely to possess the ability to transfer the knowledge, skills and attitude to the learners. It is disheartening that many teachers in the secondary schools are not effective in instructional delivery processes. There is therefore need for training of such teachers in methods and techniques of teaching Ogbodo, (2006). This way, quality could be enthroned.
In contrast to idealism and realism, pragmatists emphasize that reality is changing and that we construct knowledge through experiences and thoughts to solve problems as they arise. They believe that students must work cooperatively and become adapted to their environment and to each other. In addition to that, the teaching strategies applied by pragmatists include hands-on activities, projects and investigations. For pragmatists, teaching is a method of solving problems by using scientific methods. It challenges people as they interact with their world.
USE QUESTIONING AND FEEDBACK TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE ASSESSMENT PROCESS UNIT 2, 6.4 LITERATURE REVIEW Harlen explains that there are two main reasons for assessing students: to help their learning and to report on what they have learned. He argues that researchers typically discuss these reasons as different purposes for assessment and “mistakenly as different kinds of assessments that are somehow opposed to one another” (Harlen, 2007b). How can they achieve the aim? When learners know and understand these principles, the quality of learning will improve. Sharing this information with my learners will promote ownership of the learning aims and a sense of shared responsibility between me the teacher and learner to achieve those aims.
The most valuable aspects is that the teachers will guide the learners in order for them to achieve the objectives. The process approach was developed by a British educational thinker, Lawrence Stenhouse. He had a strong belief that teachers must research while they teach and may even change course in the process of teaching. The curriculum designs should be descriptive rather than the normal prescriptive as teachers have the ability to change it. The focus should be on how the learners will learn and attempting to enrich the learners.
Competencies may be developed, but they are most powerful when used to select people who are already a good fit for the job. It has been recognized that building the capacity of teachers and schools to teach pupils with a diverse range of special educational needs is a key to raising the achievement of these pupils. Zepeda (2008) agrees to the premise that to achieve high qualified teachers, it falls to school leaders to provide professional learning opportunities for teachers that build their capacity to teach ways that are congruent with contemporary understanding about learning, use assessment to inform teaching and meet differing needs. Teachers must once reflect how they are with their teaching. They need to understand and address their strengths and weaknesses using a list of competencies.
Learning Analytics : Learning analytics is a point of divergence in our conceptual model, as it does not have the same goals in the business and academic streams. From a training industry perspective, learning analytics focuses on two areas learning effectiveness and operational excellence with the latter referring to the metrics that provide evidence of how the training/learning organization is aligning with and meeting the goals of the broader organization. Learning analytics in the academic domain is focused on the learner, gathering data from course management and student information systems in order to manage student success including early warning processes where a need for interventions may be warranted. Learning analytics from